§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many vouchers were (a) issued, and (b) taken up by United Kingdom passport holders in 1976; and how many are now estimated to be awaiting a voucher.
§ Mr. Luard
The number of special vouchers issued to United Kingdom passport holders during 1976 was 3,585. The number of voucher holders who arrived in the United Kingdom during the nine months ended 30th September 1976 was 2,918; the figure for the whole of the year is not yet available. It is not possible to give a reliable estimate of those awaiting a voucher because in many cases applicants do not subsequently take up the vouchers when these are offered to them.